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2006 Divisional Award Winners

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Junior Biological

  Bronze Medal
    (105) Survival vs. Salinity
        Student: Natalie Roberts
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (306) The Effect of Salinity on Intertidal Algae
        Student: Cory Micheel
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (108) What is the Effect of Soil pH on Lettuce Growth?
        Student: Justin Perocco
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (104) Geraniums- The Connection Between Leaf Health and Chlorophyll
        Student: Kelsey Baker
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (117) Eggstraordinary
        Student: Lauren Bradley
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (107) Ants and Plants
        Student: Max Ross
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (115) The Effects of Physical and Biological Factors on Limpet Densities
        Students: Keaton Hudson , Scott Messier
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (103) Sinister Sunflowers
        Student: Jenny Haden
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

Junior Behavioral

  Bronze Medal
    (202) Do students salivate when the lunch bell rings?
        Student: Louise Nehler
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (207) The Difference in Male's and Female's Spatial Memory
        Student: Haley Vigil
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

  Silver Medal
    (208) Dream On: The Effect of Stress on Your Dreams and Subconscious
        Student: Nicholas Su
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (201) Flavor Identification
        Student: Megan Smith
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (109) Quack! Quack! Can ducks find food using cues of color and shape?
        Student: Xina Soleri
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (106) Musical Stimulation for the Brain
        Student: Alexis Chasney
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (101) Can You See In Stereo?
        Student: Samantha Wopat
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (204) Perceiving Facial Emotions
        Student: Alyssa Hufschmid
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (521) Can you Believe your Eyes?
        Students: Chiara Perez del Campo , Samantha Flattery
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

Junior Environmental

  Bronze Medal
    (307) Testing for Coliform and E. coli bacteria in Santa Barbara Beach Water
        Student: Oriane Matthys
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (305) How does the level of dissolved oxygen change during the day under different weather conditions?
        Student: Rashi Singh
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (503) The Effects of Breakwaters and Jetties on Beaches
        Students: Paul Leutheuser , David Kim
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (509) Ocean Acidification and its Anticipated Effects on Calcifying Marine Species
        Student: Nicole Schauser
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (302) How is it possible, that by washing our cars and spraying our flowers, we are polluting our local creeks, streams, and ocean?
        Student: Jade Wentz Fitzgerald
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

Junior Microbiological

  Bronze Medal
    (401) Can Sugar Fight Oral Bacteria?
        Student: Anjali Daniels
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (403) The Effect of Alcohol On The Growth Of Bacteria
        Student: Cliff Lekas
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (404) The Five Second Rule
        Student: Shane Wieland
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (114) pHeeling Cheeky?
        Student: Lexi Spaulding
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (406) What's Your Pick? Tub or Stick
        Student: Heather Dell
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (407) Is the "Five Second Rule"for Food Dropped on Various Ground Surfaces Valid?
        Student: Natalie Allen
        School: Carpinteria Middle School

  Silver Medal
    (301) Ailing Roses
        Student: Leanne Fretz
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (402) Which Building Materials Are Most Resistant to Mold Growth?
        Student: Rebecca Neilsen-Robbins
        School: Santa Barbara Jr. HS

Junior Physical Science

  Bronze Medal
    (517) What affects the amount of energy generated by a Photovoltaic Cell?
        Student: Michael Kim
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (511) Incandescent Bulb: In-depth Look at Efficiency
        Student: Prateek Reddy
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (512) Acidic Soda
        Student: Caitlin Brzezinski
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (515) Chemical Kinetics
        Student: Montana Marshall
        School: Santa Barbara Jr. HS

  Silver Medal
    (522) How Does the Freezing Process Affect Ocean (Salt) Water?
        Student: Maritza Torres
        School: Carpinteria Middle School

    (524) How Does Metal Type and Wire Length Affect the Strength of a Simple Electromagnet?
        Students: Devon Stein , Madison MacDougall
        School: Carpinteria Middle School

    (523) How do Solutes Affect the Evaporation of Water?
        Student: Leticia Ramirez
        School: Carpinteria Middle School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (508) Semiconductor Lighting
        Student: Anjian Wu
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (513) Sound Busters
        Student: Scott Hempy
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (514) The Science of Music
        Student: Ellen Feldman
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

Junior Mechanical

  Bronze Medal
    (609) Thy Siege of Morada Lane
        Student: Stephen Amspoker
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (611) What Holding Position Produces the Best Picture from a Hand-Held Camera?
        Student: Daniel Gold
        School: Carpinteria Middle School

  Silver Medal
    (505) Force on the Sails of A Club Flying Junior Sailboat
        Student: Hanna Vincent
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (610) Little Plastic Bridges
        Student: Galen Dang
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (608) Mussel Bound
        Student: Alexa Canova-Parker
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

Senior Physical Science

  Silver Medal
    (805) People V. Mother Nature
        Students: Hajir Sailors , Jake Jung
        School: San Marcos High School

    (803) How Does The Camber Of An Airfoil Affect The Lift-To-Drag Ratio?
        Student: Evan Stanford
        School: Carpinteria High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (806) An Alternative Source of Energy:Did you SawDust Catalyzed into Fuel?
        Student: Yu Sun
        School: San Marcos High School

Senior Life Science

  Bronze Medal
    (705) Are there thermal tolerance patterns in early life history stages of Nucella sp.?
        Student: Veronca Pessino
        School: San Marcos High School

    (706) Face It
        Student: Claire Woodard
        School: San Marcos High School

    (716) Dare You Walk Barefoot (On the Sand)?
        Students: Mia Pasini , Cara Spieler
        School: San Marcos High School

  Silver Medal
    (703) Accuracy of Human Memory w/ Suggestive Input
        Student: Keal Jones
        School: Olive Grove Charter School

    (701) At a Snail's Pace
        Students: Christine Goetsch , Rachel Piltch
        School: San Marcos High School

    (708) Genetic Differences Between People of Different Races
        Student: Phoom Chirathivat
        School: Cate School

    (707) Acrylamide: Can the Levels of This Toxin Be Reduced in Foods?
        Student: Laura Seidman
        School: Cate School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (704) Beach Grooming: Does It Banish the Beachhoppers?
        Students: Kristin Hempy , Angie Afman
        School: San Marcos High School

    (702) What's So Great About Sex?
        Students: Alexander Kayfetz-Gaum , Justin Feng
        School: San Marcos High School

    (712) THE ICE NUCLEATING ABILITIES OF THE INAZ PROTEINS OF PSEUDOMONAS SYRINGAE
        Student: Christopher Chau
        School: Cate School